ADVERTISEMENT

IGP wants NSCDC, FRSC merged with Nigeria Police Force

The I-G noted that creating state police would lead to the problem of jurisdiction, which would bring about conflicts of interest.

Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Kayode Egbetokun [Twitter:@NPF]

Egbetokun said this at the National Dialogue on State Policing, organised by the House of Representatives on Monday in Abuja with the theme “Pathways to Peace: Reimagining Policing in Nigeria”.

The I-G, represented by the Assistant Inspector General (AIG) of Police, Ben Okoro, said that the NSCDC and the FRSC were a duplication of the police.

Egbetokun also said that Nigeria was not ripe enough for state police urging those calling for state police to work toward merging the NCDSC and the FRSC with the police for effectiveness.

ADVERTISEMENT

He said the police were battling with inadequate training as well as a lack of adequate manpower. He said that most police barracks were dilapidated due to a lack of maintenance and renovation.

“This has have a negative impact on the performance of the policemen,” he said.

Egbetokun also faulted calls for state police saying that Nigeria was not mature enough for state police. He added that state police would create avenues for a state governor to use to suppress the opposition in their states.

He said creating state police would also lead to the problem of jurisdiction, which would bring about conflicts of interest. He added that the state police would not be able to combat terrorism, kidnapping, and banditry, because they required enormous resources to combat.

He also said that there was a need to improve the training of personnel to enable modern policing, adding that funding was necessary to also help maintain internal security.

ADVERTISEMENT

The Chief of Defense Staff, Gen. Christopher Musa, said that there was a need for a comprehensive and effective security framework to tackle rising security challenges in the country.

Musa, represented by Maj. Gen. Kunle Ariyibi said that the security and safety of the country was paramount.

“It is imperative that we come together to find sustainable solutions.

"It is through collaboration and a shared commitment to the common good that we can develop policies and strategies that will enhance the security infrastructure of our dear nation,” he added.

Musa said it was imperative to create a security framework that would be inclusive, responsive, and capable of safeguarding the rights and freedoms of all Nigerians.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Unblock notifications in browser settings.
ADVERTISEMENT

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: eyewitness@pulse.ng

Recommended articles

Tinubu's Renewed Hope promise has turned to hopelessness - NEF member

Tinubu's Renewed Hope promise has turned to hopelessness - NEF member

Tinubu approves InfraCorp as lead developer of Nigeria's Green Zone

Tinubu approves InfraCorp as lead developer of Nigeria's Green Zone

NDLEA intercepts China, UK-bound cocaine, amphetamine consignments

NDLEA intercepts China, UK-bound cocaine, amphetamine consignments

Fulani village heads call for unity, peaceful coexistence in Kogi

Fulani village heads call for unity, peaceful coexistence in Kogi

Commander hails troops for tearing apart Boko Haram insurgents in Sambisa forest

Commander hails troops for tearing apart Boko Haram insurgents in Sambisa forest

NDLEA arrests 4, seizes 2,025 explosives in Niger, Kano

NDLEA arrests 4, seizes 2,025 explosives in Niger, Kano

Tinubu selects aide, Ngelale as special envoy on climate action

Tinubu selects aide, Ngelale as special envoy on climate action

Iran President's helicopter crashes, rescue operations ongoing

Iran President's helicopter crashes, rescue operations ongoing

Nigerian Navy lauded for efforts in combatting crude oil theft

Nigerian Navy lauded for efforts in combatting crude oil theft

Pulse Sports

'I want to be beautiful' - Sha’Carri Richardson on why she keeps long nails

Osimhen: PSG set for life after Mbappe with 200 BILLION NAIRA move for Super Eagles star

Osimhen: PSG set for life after Mbappe with 200 BILLION NAIRA move for Super Eagles star

Osimhen’s Champions League dream dies as Juventus and Bologna seal European qualification ahead of Napoli

Osimhen’s Champions League dream dies as Juventus and Bologna seal European qualification ahead of Napoli

Arteta’s Arsenal surpass Wenger's ‘Invincibles’ to break 20-year old Gunners’ record

Arteta’s Arsenal surpass Wenger's ‘Invincibles’ to break 20-year old Gunners’ record

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT